January 20, 2019 - Sunday

Enjoy the Gift of Sleep This Holiday Season!

Enjoy the Gift of Sleep This Holiday Season!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. What is Sleep Apnea? Apnea means the cessation of breathing, so sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing while you are sleeping. The airway in the back of the throat closes off and breathing is stopped. In order for it to be called an apneic event, breathing has to be stopped for a minimum of 10 …

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Six Steps to a Healthier Stride: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Feet

Six Steps to a Healthier Stride

By Lucas Wetzel If you think about it, the foot is a pretty amazing instrument. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. The soles of our feet contain more sweat glands and sensory nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of the body. Our feet also do tons of work every …

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Health & Wellmobile Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

By Elizabeth Kelley As we settle into fall, it’s always nice to take a deep breath, slow down and reflect on the gifts of the last year. The Diagnostic Imaging Centers P.A. Health & Wellmobile is proud to have celebrated our one year anniversary over Labor Day weekend. It seems unreal that just over a year ago, we provided our …

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Wash Your Hands!

ips to avoid illness and stay healthy this holiday season. Wash Your HandsNo one wants to be sick during the holidays! One of the best ways to avoid illness is to keep your hands clean. Follow these tips to stay healthy. When should you wash your hands? • Before, during, and after preparing food • Before eating food • Before and after caring for someone who is sick • Before and after treating a cut or wound • After using the toilet • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing • After touching an animal or animal waste • After handling pet food or pet treats • After touching garbage What is the right way to wash your hands? • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap. • Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end, twice. • Rinse your hands well under running water. • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands. Source: CDC.gov

ips to avoid illness and stay healthy this holiday season. No one wants to be sick during the holidays! One of the best ways to avoid illness is to keep your hands clean. Follow these tips to stay healthy. When should you wash your hands? • Before, during, and after preparing food • Before eating food • Before and after …

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His Gift

By Jodi Thomas I was talking with a group of friends back in November, and they all were counting down the days until the Christmas season.   When I mentioned that I didn’t really like Christmas, my words did not compute; it was like I told them I liked to kill baby kittens.  I explained how, growing up in a broken home, …

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A Gift Worth Giving

A Gift Worth Giving

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach – As a life and wellness coach, I work with my clients to improve their Quality of Life. This is a gift you give yourself and your family! Vitality, energy, positive attitude and a joyful view of life are a few of the fundamentals in the TCOY (Take Care of You) Philosophy and …

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The Importance of Meal Planning

The Importance of Meal Planning

How batch cooking can set you up for success By Charidy Matney, Medi-Weightloss It’s commonly said that losing weight is 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. We’ve all seen that hard working person at the gym. You know the one – she shows up every day and puts in 110%, but unfortunately makes no change to her body composition. Perhaps that …

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The ABCs of Purchasing Shoes That Really Fit

Purchasing Shoes That Really Fit

By Lucas Wetzel At most of the nation’s 30,000 shoe stores, the goal is to sell the most shoes in the least amount of time, boosting commissions while minimizing returns. But at a tiny fraction of stores, such as Comfort Plus in Leawood, licensed professionals work carefully with consumers to evaluate shoe fit and comfort — not just on the …

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Study Says Staying Home May Increase Depression in Dementia Patients

Staying Home May Increase Depression

Estimates show that up to half of the people with dementia are depressed. Some research shows that depression is a risk factor for dementia, and other studies show that depression may in fact be a complication of the condition. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. has found that depression among people with …

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Steve’s Story

As the Regional Safety Manager for dairy farms, Steve Zink traveled to production plants frequently and was no stranger to rental cars. Yet, on a routine business trip in August 2014, Steve was exiting his rental car when the door quickly came back toward him, hitting him in the head and knee. While his knee hurt from the impact, he …

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You Don’t Have To Live With Acne

You Don’t Have To Live With Acne

By Anne Neeley, MD November is “healthy skin” month, so I’m writing about something that affects almost everyone at some point in their life: acne. Contrary to popular belief, acne isn’t just the plight of pubescent teenagers: “Infantile acne” can occur in babies as a result of exposure to mom’s hormones in utero. This usually resolves, but can sometimes be …

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What Causes TMJ Disorders?

What Causes TMJ Disorders?

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Any condition that places excessive stress on the TM joint, or the muscles that work the jaw joint, can predispose a person to TMJ disorder (TMD). In many cases, trauma can initiate TMD. Not all trauma—even severe trauma to the jaw joint—will result in TMD. Much depends on the person’s capacity to heal. Factors that Contribute …

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The Headache & Pain Center Launches #LivePainFreeInKC Initiative

LivePainFreeInKC Initiative

  Bright blue skies, blankets of snow, crisp days and cozy nights by a crackling fire. For many people, winter is a welcome time of year. But for people with certain diseases like arthritis, it can be a pain—literally. That’s one of the reasons the specialists at the Headache & Pain Center are launching the #LivePainFreeInKC initiative – to raise …

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Health & Wellmobile Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

By Elizabeth Kelley As we settle into fall, it’s always nice to take a deep breath, slow down and reflect on the gifts of the last year. The Diagnostic Imaging Centers P.A. Health & Wellmobile is proud to have celebrated our one year anniversary over Labor Day weekend. It seems unreal that just over a year ago, we provided our …

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November is American Diabetes Month – Diabetes Myths

There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. Get the facts about diabetes and learn how you can stop diabetes myths …

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